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In this blog-exclusive mini photo shoot, we feature a bouquet of wildflowers and greenery set against a silver and purple-toned tablesetting in the fading evening light of late summer. Sometimes we just have the urge to get outside and create something!

Purple Wildflowers | Adirondack Weddings Magazine
What we love the most about this first shot is that the wildflowers on the table are framed by the yellow buttercups growing just beyond the fence.
Purple Wildflowers | Adirondack Weddings Magazine
Purple Wildflowers | Adirondack Weddings Magazine

Purple Wildflowers | Adirondack Weddings Magazine
What are the flowers, you ask? We suspect the main purple buds might be a form of milkweed. Below, to the upper left of the bouquet is purple cirsium, more commonly known as thistle. Toward the upper right is a buttercup. And the other yellow flower is goldenrod, which is often confused with ragweed and unfairly blamed for causing hay fever. Unlike ragweed, however, goldenrod pollen is too heavy and sticky to be blown into the wind, where it could otherwise trigger allergic reactions.
Purple Wildflowers | Adirondack Weddings Magazine
Are we correct in our assessment of milkweed? Tell us in the comments below! For more summer wildflowers, also check out our recent Adirondack wildflower round-up. For flower arrangements of a professional nature, check out our online flowers gallery!


  • Comment by Taryn Sky — August 25, 2013 @ 12:38 am

    I don’t know enough about wildflowers to say whether or not those are milkweed but they are certainly beautiful! This is such a lovely arrangement.

  • Comment by Anna — August 25, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

    This looks lovely! Everything coordinates so well yet it still looks casually elegant without being too fussy. The silver candles are a very nice touch!

  • Comment by Kat Lawrence — August 26, 2013 @ 2:26 am

    I love this shoot! Pale purple and silver is such a beautiful combination. I wonder though… What’s in the bowl with the blackberries? It looks good!

  • Comment by Laura @ Adirondack Weddings Magazine — August 26, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

    Hi, Kat! Those are cream puffs–pastry on the outside and delicious cream on the inside. Thanks for the compliments, ladies! We were just trying out some color patterns and props.

  • Comment by Cierra Patterson — February 13, 2015 @ 3:28 pm

    I simply can’t get enough of the bouquet arrangement! Purple and gray is a great combo together especially with green to top it.

  • Comment by Elisa Schneider — March 2, 2015 @ 2:20 pm

    These flower arrangements are beautiful. Purple is such an elegant color and I love flower centerpieces for any wedding.

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